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Web Design: Rock Bands Sites

There's been a long time since I've actually visited any band site. But today I was wondering how band were presenting themselves in the web, and it's been a cool ride. I know that this list features solo artists, but still, Alanis' and Madonna's sites are pretty cool, and worth a visit. Anyways, this is another post of our great Web Design series... for further inspiration, visit our other posts about it! So go on and check these out! Cheers! ;) Aerosmith Foo Fighters Alanis Muse The Strokes Third Eye Blind Metallica AC DC Blur Coldplay Beastie Boys Rooney The Killers Franz Ferdinand Maroon 5 Madonna U2 Green Day Oasis R.E.M. Eagle Eye Cherry The Kooks Semisonic Daft Punk Dashboard Confessional

Awesome Daft Punk Inspiration

For some time now, Daft Punk has been one of the best electronic groups out there. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter form this fantastic duo, with no need for further presentations here. So, following our music artists inspiration posts, here is some sweet inspiration of Daft Punk. Enjoy! Cheers! ;)

Inspiration: Jamiroquai

Thanks to Paulo's post, it jogged my memory about what exactly inspires me to design. Being an enormous Michael Jackson fan myself, I've used his influence in pop culture in a lot of my work, particularly in my Art GCSE (which I got a well deserved A in), and also my smooth dance moves (see ). But over the past year or so, it's been another artist and his band that have encompassed my work's inspiration and one of their songs even gave me my tag. Jamiroquai. Like the creation of Epoch, Jamiroquai got together after the lead singer, Jay Kay, wasn't picked for lead singer of another band, some may know as the Brand New Heavies. With the rejection came a "if you can't join them, beat them" philosophy and so he started his own band and the rest is history. Jamiroquai, and Jay Kay himself, can be recognised by a number of different things. Firstly, when the name of the band is mentioned, the first thing that may spring to some peoples' minds is Buffalo Man, the band's mascot. Drawn by Jay Kay himself, he has appeared on all but two album cover (A Funk Odyssey and Dynamite), and was the sole image on their first album, Emergency On Planet Earth. If you don't think of Buffalo Man when you hear the word Jamiroquai or the name Jay Kay, then you might have thought about Jay Kay's array of hats. I myself have taken upon his custom to wear hats wherever he goes, although I don't have anywhere near the same number he possess, nor to I have any of the styles. At first, Jay Kay's mother had been known to make his hats, but more recently Jay has been designing them himself and has used a number of different people to make them for him. Or perhaps it's their videos, and there's one Jamiroquai video everyone remembers, and that of course is Virtual Insanity. Or maybe Space Cowboy. But if none of those remind you of Jamiroquai, there's only one thing left: the album covers. The source of many designers inspiration, album covers truly capture the feel of the music inside the circular pieces of plastic, or vinyl, depending on the conissieur. Here are a few. Anyone who has seen or follows my deviantART will have noticed quite a few of my pieces are named after Jamiroquai songs, and my tag, Starchild, is named after a track from their Dynamite album. For me, they are my all time favourite band, and a great inspiration in graphic design. Jamiroquai related sites:

Beck delves further into the 60's with Modern Guilt

Beck's new album Modern Guilt is out now and I'm digging its groovy 60's vibe. It's a little bit more psychedelic and moodier than his previous more upbeat and funky albums like Odelay and Midnight Vultures, but is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan. This new album was produced by Danger Mouse whom you might know because he's been working with Gnarls Barkley on his last two albums. Here's a video for the song Gamma Ray, even the video is straight out of the 60's, it sorta reminds me of stuff you'd see coming out of Andy Warhol's The Factory: Gamma Ray from Miky Wolf on Vimeo. This is a promo video he made for the album: Here's the video for the song Run from Gnarls Barkley. If you listen to the beats you can hear the similarity in styles with some of the songs on Beck's album. The guy DJ-ing is Danger Mouse. I love this video, it gets super trippy about half-way in so check it out.

RAM FM - Music has no boundaries

Finding neat solutions for advertising problems is one of the steps on making a great ad. A big step. So, what would you come up with to the problem: "Music has no boundaries"? Travel stamps! Yes... this guys came up with this awesome design, of Bob Marley, Elton John and the Beatles, all made up of travel stamps. Really an unique design and idea! The agency Gitam BBDO from Tel-Aviv signs the Ad. Congrats! You will find this and many other advertisings at AdGoodness. Drop a visit! ;) Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

Video of the Week #3

Justice, a French duo, makes awesome music for sure. If you are a sucker for electro house, you'll love this. If you are a sucker for electro house, AND a design junkie, then this will blow your mind. It's been a long time since I saw a new design for video clips. I mean, I really like those animation ones, but dude, this one is freaking awesome. It has all kinds of made up logos, pretty cool ones. This video was recommended by an user. Wanna recommend one? Drop a comment!

Best Band Logos

There are some great bands out there... from rock to hip-hop, from ska to punk rock. Not all of them have cool logos, but some are memorable. "Whether it's gracing overpriced T-shirts or iconic drumheads, being furtively carved into classroom desktops or intricately inked on the bodies of the most dedicated fans, a band's logo can be just as memorable as its biggest single." 25. Ramones 24. Nine Inch Nails 23. Public Enemy 22. Korn 21. Aerosmith 20. Black Flag 19. Phish 18. H.I.M. 17. The Beatles 16. Bauhaus 15. The Cramps 14. Metallica 13. Abba 12. Wu-Tang Clan 11. Queen 10. Van Halen 09. The Misfits 08. The Grateful Dead 07. Scissor Sisters 06. AC/DC 05. The Who 04. Kiss 03. Yes 02. The Rolling Stones 01. PrinceLove Symbol, incorporates the glyphs for Mars (male) and Venus (female) and made it his own name. Source: Spinner. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]

24 Music LP Covers

LPs are becoming more rare everyday, and collectors everywhere just love to find some cool, old school music. Here are some great covers for you. Great covers indeed, but some of them are a bit weird, some really funny, but most of them are pure inspiration for you! All these are from LP Cover Lover. Enjoy! Psychedelia - A burst of colors! Soul - Gotta love these... Beatnik - I love these Country - Cool songs for sure Dance / Disco / Twist / Others Gospel Hawaiian Latin Bizarre - My favorite part. Yeah... and this dude probably died of a massive throat cancer. Author: Paulo Antunes | If you want to write an article and have it published here send it via email to abduzeedo[at]